Comments by Warren Bennett

Martial arts instructor gets a year in jail, HMB cop not charged

April 12, 2007
There is a lot to be said for not publishing potentially damaging information about someone until after something like an internal or official investigation is completed. Even after it is completed it probably serves the public interest best to look at the impact of that knowledge getting out there (good to hold people accountable, but that's what internal discipline policies are for)...all in all, from what the DA is saying, sounds like the officer didn't withhold as much as he delayed reporting.

What’s wrong with downtown Half Moon Bay?

March 17, 2007
I'm guessing like most people reading this thread, I sat here trying to think what we are missing on the coast. What could go into downtown that would bring folks back in a more active way? Keep people hanging out and just enjoying the place? It really led me to think about some other places I've lived (been on the coast a total of 4 years). I grew up in the San Jose area and spent a lot of time in Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Willow Glen...all places with "downtown-ish" areas. Also use to head over…